If you want to know how to arrange Dubstep or similar heavy, hard-hitting styles of music then this course is for you!
The course is brought to you by FracTroniX, the producer behind the eclectic bass-driven vibes of Metaphra and the upfront, experimental drum and bass of Defazed, and is split into several parts. Each part focuses on a different area of production, with this one tackling the arrangement and building of the track.
The course comes complete with the Logic Project used in the lessons so you can see exactly how everything is done and therefore truly get to grips with every technique explored in this in-depth course.
1. Working out the Structure and starting the Intro
This movie gives an overview of how the main drums and bass have evolved since the last lesson, then begins to work on the structure and main sections of the track, using Logic's marker strip to divide the bar ruler into segments. Then, audio regions are consolidated and various drums are pasted across and edited to begin building the Intro.
2. Developing the Intro
This lesson shows how to construct the Intro for the track, by first creating a lead melody, and then making a pad patch, both with ES2. These parts are then processed with various effects to help them evolve and lead up to the breakdown, and various drums are added to help the track build.
3. More Intro development and creating the first Breakdown
This lesson beefs up the Intro with more melodic parts, which help add atmosphere and interest to the start of the track. Then, various FX sounds are created, including impacts, risers and noise sweeps, to help ease the transitions between sections and create extra tension. Finally, the drums are sequenced to arrange the lead up to the first drop. See an excerpt of this module below:
4. Finishing the Arrangement
In this last lesson, the bass parts are edited and resequenced to create some new variations to the main 16-bar groove, which incorporate different synths and accompaniment that lead up to the second Breakdown. The movie ends by embellishing the second Breakdown and Drop, and then creating the track Outro.
Please note: whilst this course is taught in Logic Pro 9, the techniques described are applicable to any version of Logic Pro.
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